Category Archives: Spiritual Formation

On Spiritual Formation Done Right: A Reader’s Story

I get emails — Jay, I read your son’s post and it prompted me to reflect on my own life ~ and that’s why I’m sharing it with you ~ although you already know most of it.  (He’s so bright! Thank him … Continue reading

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On Spiritual Formation Done Right, Part 2

This video was found by Bobby Valentine and posted at his blog. Again, don’t skip the link.

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On Spiritual Formation Done Right, Part 1

Three powerful posts on the same topic popped up in my Google Reader. The first one is from some kid named Chris Guin (strange last name) who’s in Boston and about to see his dad on vacation. Remarkably precocious that … Continue reading

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The Good and Bad of Spiritual Formation, Part 2

I’m going to try to wrap this up by answering some questions. Aren’t you aware of the long tradition in Christianity of spiritual disciplines designed to bring our hearts into closer alignment with God’s will? How can you discount so … Continue reading

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The Good and Bad of Spiritual Formation (Being Formed within God’s Mission)

As I read the material quoted in the last post, I have two reactions. First, it’s indisputably true that in many churches a portion of the membership is not particularly Christ-like. There are often very few differences between the lost … Continue reading

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The Good and Bad of Spiritual Formation (Introduction)

I’ve been thinking about spiritual formation for quite a while. It’s all the rage in evangelical circles. Many churches have hired ministers of spiritual formation. We did for a while. Type “spiritual formation” into Google, and you get lots articles … Continue reading

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